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Saturday 17 December 2022

FNSI December

 The end of another year of Friday Night Sew In's - already! This year has gone by so quickly. Many thanks to Wendy for hosting all year and organising lovely gifts for participants.

You can see who took part this month here along with some great small gift ideas which will come in handy for next year.

We were out to lunch and then stopped off for some shopping on the way home so I didn't get to sew until the evening.

First up I 'finished' quilting this block on my Red Manor House quilt, and didn't spot that I hadn't actually finished until this afternoon, when I took the steam to it to clear away my line markings! Oh well, something for this evening.

I got RMH out at the beginning of November (it keeps my legs warm in the evenings) and have been quilting these blocks. There are quite a few done now.

It's a while since this last saw the light of day at the end of Feb 2021 - last winter it got used fairly early on as packing and arrived here in UK before me.

This was how I left it and I have probably done 2 more quarters like this.

Anyway, back to last night and I picked up a new Field Journal block but had only done a few stitches when I remembered that I had intended to work on my idea for next years RSC.

When I went to the exhibition at Cowslip Workshops in the summer I saw this quilt and fell in love with the little hearts.

My plan is to make two or three of these each month and applique them to blocks. Here was my test heart which I think is probably a bit on the small side at 3.5" x 3.5"

I might try the next size up next as these won't make a great dent in my stash!

In other news I have completed four Field Journal blocks this week - here they are.

And we have had some frosty mornings over the last week so I have been experimenting with the macro on my new camera.

We have had a couple of jolly cold weeks here but are now promised much milder but wet weather for the next week. Oh well, spring is round the corner! Have a great week.

Sunday 4 December 2022

Friday Night with Friends December

 Many thanks Cheryll for hosting us last Friday and I hope you are enjoying your holiday. Thank for hosting throughout the year too.

I didn't get started until late afternoon this week as we were out to lunch. However, I did manage to start and finish this fairly simple Field Journal block.

Something a little more complicated lined up for my next block.

Earlier in the week I was working on this block

Many thanks to Fiona for passing on another large pile of these little stitchery patterns - plenty to keep me occupied for some time!

Remembered making these little pentagon stars a few years back when I needed a small hostess gift this week.

A quick and easy Christmas make - if you have not made these before then you will find the tutorial here .

Plenty of sewing time at the moment - there is a lot of football around!

Happy sewing and thank you to everyone who has sewn with me throughout the year.